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China Blocks VPNs Again, VyprVPN Restores Service Quickly

The Chinese Government began aggressively blocking VyprVPN iOS connections today at around 7am CST. Based on reports VPN users posted on Chinese social media platform Weibo, the latest round of censorship appears to be a widespread blocking of multiple VPN providers, and this…

VyprVPN and Greatfire.org to host reddit AMA on China censorship

VyprVPN and Greatfire.org to Host reddit AMA on Internet Censorship in China, Apple’s Participation

Concerned about censorship in China? Alarmed that big companies such as Apple are not only complying with censorious demands, but not providing transparency into their actions? We certainly are, which is why we – along with our friends over at Greatfire.org – are hosting…

Letter to Apple about VPNs in China.

Golden Frog and Greatfire.org Write Letter to Apple Denouncing Censorship, Urging Transparency

Censorship in China has been escalating recently, as the government steadily increases control over the Internet. In conjunction with this activity, many foreign companies are complying with censorship – the most notable of which is Apple. Apple recently pulled VPN apps from their…

VyprVPN Bypasses Lastest China Blocks Quickly

China began blocking VPN providers again this morning, around 6:30am CST. Chinese customers were blocked from some of VyprVPN’s sites for about 2 hours, but we rolled out workarounds to restore service and were back up and running before 9am CST. This quick…

VyprVPN Bypasses Latest China VPN Blocks

China began aggressively blocking VPN providers again, starting around 11am UTC today. Chinese customers were blocked from several of our sites for 3 or so hours, but we rolled out workarounds that restored access for users in China to most of our worldwide…

China users of Amazon have been reminded not to use VPN technology to circumvent censorship.

Censorship In China Spreads, as Amazon (AWS) Warns Against VPN Use

A partner of Amazon.com in China has sent out notifications to users of Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers reminding them not to use “illegal” VPN technology to circumvent censorship imparted under the GFW. The notification, sent by Beijing Sinnet Technology Co Ltd which…

Apple participates in censorship by removing VPN apps from China App Store.

Mr. Cook, Where is the Censorship Red Line for Apple?

Tim Cook addressed Apple removing 60+ major VPN apps from its China App Store last weekend on this week’s Apple Q3 earnings call: “We would obviously rather not remove the apps, but like we do in other countries, we follow the law wherever we do business….

China is increasing its Internet censorship, and we're sharing a timeline of events leading up to the current state of Internet censorship in China.

The Great Firewall Gets Stronger: China Ramps Up Internet Censorship in 2017

China has been increasing Internet censorship over a period of years, and although the country has implemented blocks and one-off censorship events in the past it feels different this time. The events occurring, and the rapid succession in which they’re occurring, indicates the…

Why is China cracking down on VPNs

Apple Removes VyprVPN and Other Major VPN Apps From China App Store

We received notification from Apple today, July 28, 2017 at 10:53PM CST, that the VyprVPN iOS app “will be removed from the China App Store because it includes content that is illegal in China for legal reasons.” Early research and news reports indicate…

VyprVPN Up and Running Again In China, Despite Aggressive VPN Blocking by Government

The Chinese government has been aggressively blocking multiple VPN providers, both foreign and domestic, from operating within the country over the past 48 hours. We wanted to let our VyprVPN users know we’ve found workarounds to these blocks, and VyprVPN is 100% back up and running in…